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Malice

Malice

Walter, Heather

Hardcover

FantasyGeneral FictionGeneral GLBTQIA Fiction

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ISBN10: 1984818651
ISBN13: 9781984818652
Publisher: Delrey Trade
Published: Apr 13 2021
Pages: 480
Weight: 1.28
Height: 1.70 Width: 5.70 Depth: 8.40
Language: English
Awards: Alex Awards
A princess isn't supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this bewitching and fascinating (Tamora Pierce) retelling of Sleeping Beauty, true love is more than a simple fairy tale.

Walter's spellbinding debut is for all the queer girls and women who've been told to keep their gifts hidden and for those yearning to defy gravity.--O: The Oprah Magazine

Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love's kiss.

You've heard this before, haven't you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after.

Utter nonsense.

Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn't care, either.

Until I met her.

Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar's throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn't bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she . . . cares for me. Even though a power like mine was responsible for her curse.

But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating--and she can't stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it's what can lift it. Perhaps together we could forge a new world.

Nonsense again. Because we all know how this story ends, don't we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I--

I am the villain.

Book One of the Malice Duology

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